BackForwardInstrument:  SWS/SEM/FGM 

Instrument details
Acronym SWS/SEM/FGM
Full name Space Weather Suite / Space Environment Monitor / Flux Gate Magnetometer
Purpose Measurement of the magnetic field along the orbit
Short description Presumably, vector magnetometer with dynamic range: ±65000 nT with resolution ±1 nT @ maximum of dynamics.
Background Part of the SEM package in the Space Weather Suite of FY-3E and follow-on
Scanning Technique N/A (in situ measurement)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency CMA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 2021 to ≥2027
Last update: 2022-05-09
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Field or radiowave sensor
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 1
  • Magnetometer at LEO
  • Subcomponent 2
  • Geomagnetic field sensor [in LEO and cross magnetosphere]
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Geomagnetic field
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Geomagnetic field3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform, vectorial, wide dynamics, high resolution